Recently, Vision 2020 convened a group of women leaders in Pennsylvania to compile a list of names of highly qualified, accomplished women to submit to the transition team of Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.
Congratulations to these women for their belief in their ability to lead, their hard work in their campaigns, and their election to the seat of their choice. While we still have more to achieve, women have made important progress in 2014.
Saying women or men make better leaders is an overgeneralization of a large and diverse group of individuals who have nothing in common except for claiming the same gender identity. Maybe women are better. We're not quite sure because there's been so few female leaders, compared to their male counterparts.
In most industries, the surest way to create major and lasting value is not through market share, but by expanding or creating new markets. That's what women are doing to the stats by starting their own businesses.
Women were major players in Senate races from New Hampshire to Georgia to Iowa and Kentucky. They were key contenders for governor's seats in at least nine states. They brought their unique perspectives to the political and policy debates from state legislatures to the U.S. Senate.
It's the women at the state level, the ones running for state legislature, judgeships and even smaller statewide offices that are the most important part of any future for a political party and its ideals. They are the ones who will be there when the A team retires.
While I love the #WhyImVoting hashtag, it's pretty clear to me that until #WhyI'mRunning is more of a thing, it's going to be an uphill battle to pass legislation that makes family life frankly more livable.
Everyone's gearing up for the midterm elections, but AAUW and Running Start are also thinking about future ballots. And we want to see women on them.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, "a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA." It's both a call to action for women and a personal memoir.
What does it signal to society when a person as accomplished as a former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady is described as having "extraordinary, irrational, overwhelming ambition"? What is the message to a young woman who gets stellar results but is labeled "too assertive" or "abrasive"? Nothing good.
On average, women's pay in Utah is 70 percent that of their male counterparts for comparable work. In fact, on the list of top 10 worst cities for pay equity for women, Utah has two cities that rank #1 and #2.
It was the campaign that would earn him a nickname that stuck: Tricky Dick.
The purpose of "Profiles in Leadership" is to recognize the many women who are running for political seats or who have been elected and are doing the important work of being leaders in their communities. The second purpose is to inspire women of every age to run for office.
There are many good women who are serving on the local level; on school boards, city governments, county boards and in various state bodies; but there is still a very dismal representation of women on the federal level.
In just about every interview former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does, she is pressed on the issue of running in 2016. She wrote the book, she...
When women lose races, it's seen as a personal failing. When high-profile men lose, seemingly omnipotent outside forces are to blame. A sampling of press coverage of losses from Tom Daschle to Scott Brown to Mitt Romney to Eric Cantor helps paint the picture.